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I hate to admit it, but I played hookie Monday. It was supposed to be 77 degrees and knowing Kansas, that would probably be the last day like that until April. My place backs up to several hundred acres of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land on the West side of the lake. It's mostly hard woods and is pretty hilly. I stuck the P93 in a holster and headed out with no particular purpose or destination in mind. The woods is laced with hiking and mountain bike trails, so it's faily easy walking. Evidently the mountain bike craze has slowed a lot in this area because I never see anyone out there this year.

I had the whole place to my self. I guess I had forgotten how nice it is in the fall woods. I walked for a while, rested a while and saw a lot of wild life...fox, a couple of whitetail does, squirrels and a nice size covy of quail. I probably did more sitting than walking, but I did cover 2 miles or so. It is sure a peaceful place and a good one to sit back and reflect on the good things in life. On the way back to the house, I found a hedge (Osage Orange) tree and the hedge balls made fun targets. 115 Gr hollow points definitely make for one-shot kills! :D Probably doesn't sound like a very exciting day, but I sure enjoyed it.
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Guess we will forgive you for playing hookie! Sounds like a very enjoyable day.
 

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Hey Rman sounds like a fantastic day to me. I am stuck in this stupid city, and can't even get to the swamps. Times like that are priceless. I used to do that a lot when I live out in the country where a man belongs. Good luck on having many more.
 

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I will tell you guys, I have always wanted to come out West, and as some of you know, that is where I am at this time. First, spent 3 months in Ketchum, ID, and now am in WY. We was up in the mountains in ID and had a great time. We are on the flat now. You guys have no idea how much this KY boy misses the woods!!!!! The trees and woods were different in ID, but at least there were trees! Here, other than in town in people yards, there just is no trees. There just aint no where a guy can go to be by himself and think! I love to roam around by myself in the woods. Oh well, should be going back to KY in Dec. May not ever roam again!!!
 

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You guys are breakin' my heart-I miss the mountains, hardwood trees-and laying in the leaves and looking up through the trees for hours without anything eating on me...walking up grouse and pheasant---chipmunks----maybe someday again...that's not playing hooky-it's heart therapy-oughta be covered under sick days...
 

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My Ranch has wooded hills with lots of wildlife that I roam around on real often. There are mountains south of me. Don't know of any place I'd rather live.
 

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This is where I pout.
1. It's not my land.
2. I don't have any mountains...just big hills.
3. I don't get to roam the woods very often.

Would you consider adopting me? I'm rather 'mature' for adoption, but I will work for room and board!
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Calvin-you've gotta remember how many Rugers he's got-come into my parlor said the spider to the fly---we can stuff the body down an oilwell.....I get half...no 9's.
 

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WOW ! Thats funny I phoned in sick too (cough) lol, It was a nice day so I went to the range lol

YOU GOT SICK DAYS, USE THEM!
 

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I don't take many days off, but I had 9 weeks of sick leave in my pocket and they aren't going to pay me for any of it when I retire (2009). I like to keep a cushion because I've had some heart problems in the past. A day in the woods is pretty good heart therapy though, don't you think? Best day I've had in a while.
 

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quote:Originally posted by sheepdog

Calvin-you've gotta remember how many Rugers he's got-come into my parlor said the spider to the fly---we can stuff the body down an oilwell.....I get half...no 9's.
LOOK AT MY SIGNATURE LINE! I've just liquidated all my Rugers. Rumor going around that there is a vicious gang of Ruger thieves roaming some areas of Texas. Chances are they will end up like the Armadillo...migrating North. Can't be too cautious these days.
 
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